504.05 – Student Injury or Illness at School
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, the school district shall be notified by school personnel as soon as possible after these individuals are aware of the incident.
The school district, while not responsible for the medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have authorized school personnel present administer emergency or minor first aid if possible. An ill or injured child will be turned over to the care of the parents, the parents’ designee, or qualified medical personnel as quickly as possible.
It shall be the responsibility of the Principal or the School Nurse to file an accident report with the Superintendent within 48 hours after the student is injured at school
Parents shall be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child. The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.
The superintendent shall be responsible, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop rules and regulations governing the procedure in the event a student should become ill or injured at school.
Students may be required to take medication during the school day. Medication shall be administered by the school nurse, or in the nurse’s absence, by a person who has successfully completed an administration of medication course reviewed by the Board of Pharmacy Examiners. Students who have demonstrated competence in administering their own medication may self-administer their medication.
Medication will not be administered without written authorization from the parent, and the medication must be in the original container which is labeled by the pharmacy or the manufacturer with the name of the child, name of the medication, the time of the day which it is to be given, the dosage and the duration. A written record of the administration of medication procedure must be kept for each child receiving medication including the date: student’s name; prescriber or person authorizing the administration; the medication and its dosage; the name, signature, and title of the person administering the medication; and the time and method of administration and any unusual circumstances, actions or omissions. Administration of medication records shall be kept confidential.
The school nurse, or in the nurse’s absence, the person who has successfully completed an administration of medication course reviewed by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners shall have access to the medication. Students may carry medication only with the approval of the parents and principal. Emergency protocol for medication-related reactions will be in place.
The superintendent shall be responsible, in conjunction with the school nurse, for developing rules and regulations governing the administration of medication, prescription, and non-prescription, to students. Annually, each student shall be provided with the requirements for the administration of medication at school.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code ch 124 (1995), 281 1.A.C. 41.23, 657 LAC. 1.1(3).
Date of Adoption: September 3, 1991
Reviewed & Revised: February 21, 2000; January 27, 2003; January 21, 2008; February 16, 2015; March 15, 2019